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94 Star Starred
Observatory North Park
At 28th Street 2891 University Avenue San Diego, CA 92104
619-239-8836
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 12 members
Review from froggy

3 1/2 stars: Fun musical, lots of dancing, show tunes, cute plot & easy to follow.
Enjoyable escapist theater, just right for the current recession; only one caution, the seating venue is older, and not very tiered, so the stage view was...continued

reviewed Oct 02 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Mondes Luna

Loved this LOSD production. The tickets were very affordable and the show was entertaining. The cast sang and danced w/ spunk befitting the title.

reviewed Oct 02 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Stuarts2

Terrific old-time musical, featuring many Cole Porter standards, excellently performed by Jordan Miller and Jimmy Ferarro. Debra Wanger's performance was uneven.

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by Cole Porter

Anything Goes is one of the most frequently requested repeat shows from our past by members of Lyric Opera audiences. One of the first elements of the re-organization of their mission twenty years ago was to set out to examine the “jazz age musicals of the American Musical Theater tradition and Anything Goes is at the top of the list of that type of show.

Its score is packed with the best of the great Cole Porter’s signature wit and tunefulness, featuring “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” “It’s Delovely” and “Anything Goes.” This show really made Ethel Merman a star and gave Victor Moore, as public enemy 13, a great personal triumph as well.

David Brannen will return to direct, and he has the style and the dance choreography chops to make a memorable production. Jimmy Ferraro, who wowed crowds with his Sancho in Man of La Mancha, will return to play the role of Moonface, the comic character dressed as a clergyman. Chris Thompson will join Lyric Opera once again in the role of conductor. The joy of returning to the musical comedy roots of Broadway in the 1930’s is a reminder to all of us that in the great depression people could only stay “holed up” so long. The time came when a night on the town, and a witty, naughty time needed to be had by all.

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